Patrolman Fred Guffey

Patrolman Fred Guffey

Alcoa Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, August 31, 1952

Fred Guffey

Patrolman Guffey was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for possessing illegal whiskey. A scuffle ensued between Patrolman Guffey and the suspect. The suspect was able to gain control of the officers weapon. The suspect fired two shots, one of which stuck and killed Patrolman Guffey.

The suspect fled the scene and was apprehended the next day by an extensive manhunt.

Patrolman Guffey was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army. He had served with the Alcoa Police Department for 11 months. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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